Award-Winning Film Director Joel Schumacher Directs Scars on Broadway’s New Music Video

Scars on Broadway has added more dates to their first-ever North American tour, including one in their hometown of Los Angeles. Guitarist/vocalist Daron Malakian and drummer John Dolmayan, joined by guitarist Franky Perez, keyboardist Danny Shamoun and bassist Dominic Cifarelli, will headline L.A.’s Avalon Ballroom on Tuesday, November 18, followed by the House of Blues in Anaheim on Wednesday, November 19, and then the House of Blues in San Diego on Friday, November 21. The six week, cross-country trek kicks off October 19 in Atlanta, GA (full itinerary below), and is in support of the band’s self-titled debut album which was released on July 29 (Interscope).

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Coinciding with the North American tour, Scars on Broadway just finished a new music video for the track “World Long Gone,” The “World Long Gone” video was directed by the award-winning Joel Schumacher who directed major motion pictures including the Brat Pack classic “St. Elmo’s Fire,” as well as “The Lost Boys,” John Grishman’s “The Client” and “A Time to Kill,” the cardiac thriller “Flatliners,” and the controversial drama “Falling Down” starring Michael Douglas. The video was shot last week at a desolate Southern California desert location, near Vasquez Rocks in Agua Dulce, where countless feature films and television series have been shot, including “Star Trek,” “Planet of the Apes,” “Twilight Zone,” and “24.” The video also has a cameo appearance by supermodel Jessica Miller.

Scars on Broadway’s Malakian and Dolmayan have made their share of provocative videos with their multi-Platinum, Grammy-winning band System of a Down, and the new Scars video will be no different. Scars and Schumacher made the decision to eschew gimmicks, flashy wardrobes and facades for this video, instead choosing to illustrate the “simple man” and his feelings of disconnection. Through their website, the band invited a dozen or so of their fans to be in the video as “travelers and drifters.” By the video’s conclusion, it is hoped that the audience will see the inevitable interconnection between us all through our lifestyles and life decisions. The “World Long Gone” video is expected to have its premiere in September.

With the new video safely in the can, Scars on Broadway have traveled to Europe where they have just kicked off their headline tour that will include a few major festivals.

The updated and complete itinerary for the band’s Fall North American tour is as follows:

19 Masquerade, Atlanta, GA
20 House of Blues, Myrtle Beach, SC
22 TLA, Philadelphia, PA
23 Ram’s Head Live, Baltimore, MD
25 The Fillmore, New York, NY
26 Paradise, Boston, MA
28 Le Medley, Montreal, QC CANADA
29 Phoenix, Toronto, ONT CANADA
31 St. Andrews, Detroit, MI

1 Metro, Chicago, IL
2 The Eagles Club, Milwaukee, WI
4 First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
5 Beaumont, Kansas City, MO
7 Ogden, Denver, CO
8 Murray Theatre, Salt Lake City, UT
11 Edmonton Events Center, Edmonton, AB CANADA
12 MacEwan Ballroom, Calgary, AB CANADA
14 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC CANADA
15 Showbox SODO, Seattle, WA
16 Roseland, Portland, OR
18 Avalon Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA
19 House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
21 House of Blues, San Diego, CA
22 Marquee, Phoenix, AZ
24 White Rabbit, San Antonio, TX
25 Emo’s, Austin, TX
26 House of Blues, Houston, TX

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